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Strategic Programs Manager

The Baltimore Banner
Baltimore, MD
  • Expired: January 13, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.
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About the Company:

The Baltimore Banner is a nonprofit newsroom founded to bring high-quality local journalism to the Baltimore metro area. We are creating a vibrant, strong, trustworthy, and sustainable news organization, seeking to re-imagine the future of local news. Using a multi-platform news operation, covering a broad range of topics from local government to culture and the arts. We tell stories that reflect the community, connecting neighbors, holding government institutions accountable, and making sense of the world. All this work is grounded in truth. We believe we can contribute to a more vibrant, informed, and whole Baltimore, surrounding counties, and the state of Maryland.

About the Job:

We're looking for a business-minded Strategic Programs Manager to drive alignment across the organization and execute strategies that translate into results.

You will have strong strategic orientation, project scope development, resource management, workflow/process improvement, cost management, quality/risk management, and change management experience. You will also identify gaps in processes, communication, and workflows and collaborate with senior leaders to implement strategic solutions. The manager will be responsible for testing hypotheses quickly to validate thinking - conduct data analysis, market research, and user research to identify opportunities, own implementation, and measure impact.

  • Analyze existing business processes, identify areas for improvement, and collaborate with senior leaders to implement strategic solutions that align with the organization's goals
  • Write clear and well-structured business requirements, translating business problems into solutions that support organizational objectives
  • Deliver, measure, and evaluate the progress of strategic initiatives, assessing strengths, weaknesses, and business impact
  • Collaborate with executive leadership and other stakeholders to define, plan, and execute all strategic initiatives by conducting research, ad hoc analysis, and preparing compact informative documents, including internal/external slide decks
  • Oversee the implementation of new systems and strategies throughout the organization
  • Prepares reports to include KPIs, milestone status, risks, issues, and other relevant information
  • Reviews project proposals to determine the time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing the project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of the project
  • Analyze technology, resource needs, and market demand to plan and assess the feasibility of strategic implementations

Skills and Qualifications
  • Strong communication, collaboration, interpersonal, and clear communication skills, with the ability to engage with and work with employees at all levels
  • Strong knowledge of production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the practical completion of projects
  • Strong knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and risk management
  • Strong ability to resolve conflict and apply problem-solving skills
  • Ability to translate between technical & nontechnical audiences from various domains, encourage teamwork and demonstrate our company values
  • Timely follow-through on commitments
  • 5+ years of experience in a related role (e.g., project or production management, etc.)
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Proficiency with Project Management tools (e.g., Jira, Smartsheet, Click Up, etc.)
  • Innate curiosity, intellectual humility & a growth mindset, keen on continuous learning

"This position requires that you be vaccinated against Covid-19 unless you need a reasonable accommodation for religion or a health-related need."

The Venetoulis Institute embraces diversity and inclusion, and we are wholeheartedly committed to being proactive in inspiring a culture of inclusion across our organization. We are dedicated to establishing an organization that reflects the fundamental respect for different ways of working and living. We assure every employee the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The Baltimore Banner


Baltimore, MD
21276 USA



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